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Fulfilling all your food processing study requirements

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Interest in the processing of crops has increased since legal stipulations became more stringent.  With the demands of EU, OECD, and EPA guidelines on compliance to GLP and GEP rules becoming ever more stringent, there is now more emphasis than ever on this type of study.


In response, Eurofins Agroscience Services has developed in house expertise:

  • Assigned food technologists for monitoring the food processing phase
  • Invested in new food processing machinery to offer a GLP compliant Processing Laboratory following industrial techniques

This provides a unique strength - a link between field phase, food processing phase and analytical phase and the control of the shipments between the trial sites to ensure compliance with specific shipment and storage requirements.

Eurofins Agroscience Services has performed several hundred processing studies in total on a huge variety of crops including:

  • Apples, bananas, cherries, strawberries, peaches, pears, plums, oranges, tomatoes (ketchup), apricots, olives
  • Grapes (raisins, wine (red & white))
  • Beer & Cider
  • Potatoes (crisps, fries, micro waved, puree flakes, cooked)
  • Cacao (chocolate)
  • Rice (parboiled)
  • Pearl (pot) barley
  • Maize (silage, flour, germ oil)
  • Beet sugar

Please note - this list is not exhaustive; we can offer processing studies on most crops and will expand our portfolio in order to meet your needs.

The technical capabilities of Eurofins Agroscience Services include:

  • Preservation & sterilisation (Canning)
  • Pasteurisation
  • Juices
    • Oranges (Avoiding contact of peel and juice)
    • Vegetables  (Extraction of juice from whole fruit)
    • Apples and stone fruits (Milling / Hydraulic pressing)
  • Homogenisation and Stabilisation
  • Jams and Marmalades
  • Mechanical removal of peel
  • Adjustment of water content
  • Purees and pastes of vegetables and fruits
  • Drying of vegetables and fruits under programmed
  • Extraction of oils
    • Rapeseed / Olives / Cotton / Palm fruits / Maize and wheat germs
  • Refinement of oils
  • Flaking of potatoes and oats
  • Abrasion of cereals
  • Milling and baking
    • Wholemeal flour / White flour (Type 550) / Wholemeal bread / White bread
  • Malting
  • Fermentation
  • Filtration & vacuum filtration
  • Steaming
  • Shock freezing

Further Information:

 If you have any enquiries, please contact our in house specialist, Carine Vouillon